Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease
Polyarteritis nodosa

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 22 March 2017, last major update December 2011

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Definition / general
  • Rarely causes clinical lung disease
  • Many past reports of lung involvement likely represent Churg-Strauss disease or microscopic polyangiitis
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Vasculitis of medium sized bronchial arteries with fibrinoid necrosis